Ephraim Regatta August 3-4-5!

The 2012 Ephraim Regatta (August 3-4-5) also will be the Flying Scot Midwest District Championship!  Over forty Flying Scots are expected to compete.  All EYC members are encouraged to participate, as racers, volunteers, spectators, or partygoers, in the 107th consecutive Ephraim Regatta.  For more information see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.  To register online for the Ephraim Regatta go to www.eyc.org/racing.

Here are the highlights of the Ephraim Regatta, in chronological order:

The DEADLINE FOR QUALIFIED EYC MEMBERS TO ENTER THE DRAWING TO SKIPPER AN EYC-OWNED FLYING SCOT in the EPHRAIM REGATTA is extended to 9:00 AM on Wednesday, August 1.  Qualified members can enter the drawing by sending an e-mail to director@eyc.org stating your name and that you wish to be in the Ephraim Regatta drawing.  The drawing results will be emailed to drawing participants on July 31. To skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot you must be an EYC member and you must have an EYC Skipper’s License.  The list of Skipper’s License holders is at www.eyc.org/member-info.  If your name is not on the list, and you believe it should be, please contact EYC Director Alex Zalar director@eyc.org as soon as possible to cause the list to be updated, or to schedule an in-person assessment to determine if you can be on the list.  By entering the drawing, you commit to skippering the Flying Scot you draw in the entire Ephraim Regatta, unless you choose not to sail for safety reasons.  Any boats remaining unassigned after the drawing will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified skippers.

The FLYING SCOT MIDWEST DISTRICT SINGLEHANDED CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA will be held on the afternoon of Friday, August 3.  The first race is scheduled for 3:30 PM.  Anyone registered in the Ephraim Regatta is eligible to compete in the Singlehanded Championship Regatta.  The Singlehanded Regatta is also a prime spectating opportunity, with some of the more amusing boathandling you will see this summer.  For more information on the Singlehanded Regatta see the Ephraim Regatta Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.  Advance online registration in the Ephraim Regatta (www.eyc.org/racing) is required in order to be registered for the Singlehanded Regatta.

The REGATTA WELCOME PARTY begins at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, August 3, at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  Admission (payable at the head of the food line or in advance with your Ephraim Regatta registration) will be $10/person, $5 for children under 11.  Adults and children alike are invited.  The EYC will provide pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, side dishes and lemonade; BYO soda and / or adult beverages.  All EYC members, their guests, and non-member regatta participants are invited. Please attend and welcome our regatta competitors!  To see the invitation go here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/101028607/Ephraim-Regatta-Welcome-Party-Invite-2012

The EPHRAIM REGATTA AND FLYING SCOT MIDWEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP will be held on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.  Racing begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  For more information on the Regatta, see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.  To register online go to www.eyc.org/racing.

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST hosted by the Klein and Claypool families is the evening of Saturday, August 4.  All EYC members and guests are invited, no reservations necessary!  The Bratfest will begin at 6:00 PM. $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free), payable at the door.  Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.  Parents are reminded not to leave children unattended at the Bratfest.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek.   Directions from the EYC:  South on Hwy. 42 to intersection with Maple Grove Road. Left (east) on Maple Grove to intersection with Gibraltar Road. Right on Gibraltar Road to 3282.  Look for the flags on the side of the road.